During a press conference outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, which is being used as a shelter for illegal immigrants, Democratic lawmakers faced strong vocal and confrontational protests from demonstrators, who are letting the leftist politicians know that they have had enough.
The protesters chanted slogans such as “Send them back!” and “Close the border!” while loudly expressing their discontent with the lawmakers’ stance on immigration.
Wow! New Yorkers are MAD at their failed Democrat leaders.
AOC gets shouted down by protestors angry over illegal immigrant crisis ravaging the city:
“Close the border!!”pic.twitter.com/yvMWMGivml
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 15, 2023
As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her colleagues attempted to address the problems created by Biden’s Border Crisis and discuss their visit to the center, they were repeatedly interrupted by the protesters.
One demonstrator used a megaphone to shout, “Illegal immigration is not right! Respect the constitution, close the border!” as Ocasio-Cortez tried to convey her message.
Despite the disruptive atmosphere, Ocasio-Cortez stressed the urgent need for increased federal resources to support cities and municipalities dealing with the migrant crisis. She also advocated for providing work authorizations to migrants to enable them to contribute to the workforce legally and alleviate the strain on public systems.
Protesters in Manhattan heckled a pro-migrant press conference by Democrat politicians in front of the Roosevelt Hotel, which has become a migrant center. Congresswoman AOC was one of the speakers. pic.twitter.com/bkRNeEL9hV
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 15, 2023
The Roosevelt Hotel has transformed into an arrival center for illegal migrants, offering services such as food, vaccinations, and caseworker assistance.
In attendance at the press conference were various Democratic representatives, including Veronica Escobar, Sylvia Garcia, Joaquin Castro of Texas, Nydia Velazquez, Jerrold Nadler of New York, Jesús García, Delia Ramirez, Mike Quigley of Illinois, Jimmy Gomez, Tony Cárdenas of California, and Rob Menendez of New Jersey.